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Los Alamos History Museum

1050 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos, NM 87544
+1 505-662-4493
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Immerse yourself in the life of the Manhattan Project . . .

Stayed in the area an extra day to see these museum buildings. My wife had lived in Los Alamos as a... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
MrSmitcher
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Gig Harbor, Washington
Home ot the Manhattan Project

Drove from Taos to see this museum, and we were lucky to make it in time for the 11am tour, which... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Dennis S
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Indio, California
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The Los Alamos Historical Society preserves, promotes, and communicates the remarkable history and inspiring stories of Los Alamos and its people for our community, for the global audience, and for future generations. These stories are told in the multiple buildings of the Los Alamos History Museum through exhibits on the Ancestral Pueblo people, the homestead era, the Los Alamos Ranch School, the Manhattan Project, and the Cold War. The museum includes a gift shop and is open from 9-5 weekdays and 10-4 on weekends.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1050 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos, NM 87544
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Stayed in the area an extra day to see these museum buildings. My wife had lived in Los Alamos as a child, so reconnecting with her roots was big part of our 6 week trip in the Southwest. Each of the volunteers helped make the...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Drove from Taos to see this museum, and we were lucky to make it in time for the 11am tour, which lasted 90 minutes. The tour guides, a husband / wife team, had lived in Los Alamos and raised a family in the community -...More

Thank Dennis S
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

My husband and I had the opportunity to take a tour of this Museum with a husband and wife volunteer tour guide team. They each took turns talking about the buildings, the pond, the memory garden etc. They really did seem to enjoy what they...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Small but informative packed museum. My wife and I really enjoyed this place. We learned a lot about some interesting facts.

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

This has some very interesting historical information in about 3 buildings related to the Manhattan Project. They are working to include more sites and displays. In time it could be more beneficial to visit. It is mostly operated by volunteers who are understaffed.

Thank Denise S
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Driving to Las Alamos from Santa Fe is easy enough and its a good road. The museum is most definitely worthy of a visit. So much history and something that will forever affect world events. For us this was a museum. We have also visited...More

Thank Charles700
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

The group of buildings that make up this county historical museum are situated in a peaceful park-like setting. The museum complex does a good job of documenting everyday life for area residents prior to, during, after the US government's decision to confiscate land and facilities...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Great place to start your visit to Los Alamos. Highly recommend it to any new visitors to Los Alamos.

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

The 90 minute spy tour was incredible. Ice history tour would have been a good alternative but I knew very little about the spies that shared nuclear bomb information during WWII. Nicknames of. David Greenglass and his wife were Bumblebee and Wasp. His sister in...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

What a disappointment! The new History museum is a few sterile rooms with dummied down posters and pictures. All the information could be easily found with a cursory internet search on the topics. Certainly redundant if you have just been to the fabulous Bradbury around...More

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